Mediation & Arbitration Chambers

Mediation & Arbitration Chambers is a national dispute resolution practice in Australia promoting and employing integrated mediation and arbitration processes. Our independent legal practitioner members are specialists in using ADR (alternative dispute resolution) techniques in resolving commercial and interpersonal disputes.

They are accredited, experienced and skilled at assisting organisations and individuals achieve the resolution of their disputes with flexibility and finality.  They have specialist skills and accreditation as mediators and arbitrators and, in particular, at conducting hybrid conciliation-arbitration and mediation-arbitration processes.

For information or assistance with identifying a mediator or arbitrator to assist with the conduct of your dispute, please contact the clerk or make an initial consultation.

Mediations and Arbitrations can now be conducted remotely in Australia using either ZOOM videoconferencing or the Cisco WEBEX service.

Latest Information

International arbitration: reconsidering the hearing

International arbitration: reconsidering the hearing Bronwyn Lincoln, partner with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, asks: Is an arbitration hearing actually required? Her article moves beyond the question of how a hearing should proceed and encourages parties, their counsel and tribunals to instead ask whether a hearing is required – a particularly pertinent question during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the full text at: Is a hearing actually required?

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Family Courts Arbitration List

The Family Courts have formalised support for alternative dispute resolution with the introduction of an Arbitration List. On 6 April 2020, the Hon William Alstergren, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia announced that to support the development and promotion of arbitration for property matters in family law, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Courts) have established a new specialist list in each Court, to

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Arbitration Benefits

EFFICIENT and EFFECTIVE – recognised both under your jurisdiction and internationally EASY TO ORGANISE – once Arbitrator is appointed they act as the dispute manager FLEXIBLE – party-oriented and responsive to their needs CERTAIN – gives final decision CONFIDENTIAL – private process with no public exposure

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Mediation

Mediation is a negotiated settlement, conducted and concluded with the assistance of a neutral third-party. The process is voluntary and does not lead to a binding decision, enforceable in its own right.

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NSW Farmers’ Assoc Mining and Resources Legal Forum

Access Arrangements for Coal and Coal-seam Gas in NSW was the subject of a Seminar held by the NSW Farmers Association recently. Prospecting and mining for coal and coal seam gas (CSG) is a hot topic in NSW at the moment with the new State Government declaring a 90 day moratorium on issuing further licences. NSW farmers are concerned about mining exploration for coal and coal-seam gas on their land.  This prompted the NSW Farmers Association to invite farmers, solicitors, government

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